Friday, 29 October 2010

Trick or Treating with Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps!

Ok, I couldn't resist one more blog hop before the big day is finally here; how could I not join in, when Simply Betty Stamps and Tiddly Inks have joined forces?
If you'd like to join in, create a Halloween projevt and share either a trick or a treat with us all. You can see all the details HERE and HERE



Now, I wouldn't presume to call any of my projects "treats", so I have a trick for you. I've recently become enamoured with paper piecing with digi papers, and there's a WONDERFUL way to make it look better, simply re-size the paper right down before printing so that it's only slightly bigger than your image. This means that, when you're paper piecing clothes, the patterns in the paper aren't too big to look right as patterned clothes. In this project, Spiderella's dress is paper-pieced with the same paper as the background, but at only 25% of the original size. I have to say, I love this technique, and I haven't seen it anywhere else, so I don't have to try and remember where I found out about it and credit them, I did it playing in PSP :D Woohoo, credits to me! :P
And, since it's a hop, I thought I'd have a giveaway, just leave a comment on this post and at the end of the hop I'll put all the names in a hat and draw a winner to get a free paper set from my shop. You don't need to be a follower; as long as I can find you from your comment, then you're in :D

And, of course, of course, I've had a few different challenges in mind when creating this card, so here they are:
Simply Betty 12 Days of Halloween - On the 11th day of Halloween my Ghoul love gave to me... 11 Bats a Flying! (include bats in your project)
Stamp with Fun - followed Mona's sketch
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - monotone
Top Tip Tuesday - my tip/trick is above, and the challenge is Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - pearls and lace
Paperplay Challenges - A Haunting We Will Go
Theme Thursday - blue
Meljen's Designs - use 2 images. The lady and the gravestone are one image, the moon and the tree are another
Crafty Catz - Halloween
Daring Cardmakers - Trick or treat
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween
Ellephantastic Challenges - Halloween
Creative Inspirations - Halloween

Card recipe - Spiderella image by Simply Betty Stamps, tree and moon by Tiddly Inks, bats by StampInsanity, papers by Crafty Chaos Designs.

WINNER! I've entered the numbers into the random thingy, and he chose number 8, which means Mary J is the winner! Congrats Mary, I'll be getting in touch very shortly to let you know :D

28 comments:

sam21ski said...

This is absolutely fantastic, I love it, love the dark dingy creepy blues too. Really sets the mood xxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stuning gosh,you really have got the hang of this perfectly,love the idea too,brilliant hugs cheryl xx

Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...

Your card is amazing! I looks perfect, WOW! Great job! Thanks for the "trick" too...

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

This is great Susan. :) I love it! Great combination. And I would definitely presume to label your cards as treats. :)

Patricia said...

I love it those colors rock, Awesome job!!
~Patricia

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh what a fabulous card, love it!!

mforquer said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the beautiful colors and that Betty Stamp is too cute)!!
Melissa

Mary J said...

This card rocks! I am lovin' your style!

carol said...

Super card, fab colour, thanks for playing along with our CraftyCatz challenge this week, x carol

Loopylou!! said...

oh wow, hat is spooky cool hun!! love it hugs Lou xxx

Lynda said...

What a brilliant card - Fantastic image - love it! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Samm said...

Amazing card, thanks for joining in with DCM this week x

Trimgym said...

Great monotone, or we should of course have said monochrome, card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Cor* said...

Very wickedly cool creation! Love the colors! Thanks for your terrific Halloween creation and for inspiring us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight!!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Susan
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Hazel said...

Im glad you mentioned your papers, just nipped over to have a look and you have some brilliant collections, I'm sure I will be back for some. Thanks also for the tip about shrinking PP down I would never have though of that. Your card is awesome by the way,
Hazel

Kris Dickinson said...

Wonderful piece!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous card, Susan and great tip for the digi paper! Fabulous! xxD

Liz said...

Susan I do miss you so .....your crafting is wayyyyyyyyyyy beyond me but so good love it

thank you from my heart for making such a lovely comment on my card as I am anything but confident lol def not so comments are slowly helping
liz xx

Ana said...

Cute card!!! I love the colors and great combination.

xx

Ana

Nilla said...

Very nice card, love the one tone color! Thanks for playing with us this week at SWF! Hugs Nilla

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Susan, what a gorgeous card. Thanks for taking part in our sketch challenge over at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lindsey said...

OMG! This is fantastic! I love the colours you have used and the image is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cats this week x

sharon said...

Stunning card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

TRACEY O said...

Beautiful card.

Heather "Hev" said...

This is wonderful :)

Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy last week - I am now choosing the top 3 so pop back on Friday to see if you are a lucky prize winner or a top 3 designer :)

Heather my blog Vanilla Hevn

Dianna said...

Spooktacular card! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

Dianna, DT Member @ Meljen's Designs

Nicole said...

Congratulations! You won the Random Winner honor with this entry at Meljen's Designs!

Go grab your badge and display it proudly on your blog and then email me with your three digi images you would love to have!

Hope to see you again this week, too!
Nicole - Meljen's Designs Design Team Coordinator